Jump to content

Join the World of Atari!

Sign In or Create Your Atari I/O Account to join the party! Membership is always free! Gain full access to an amazing new retrogaming community with UNLIMITED member features, weekly high score championships, and prizes. Join other friendly retrogamers as we celebrate nostalgia & classic games, from Atari to Nintendo, Sega, TurboGrafx-16 and beyond!

Photo

Retro HD Help


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 AtariBrian

AtariBrian

    Orange Member

  • Member
  • 291 posts

Posted 30 October 2017 - 08:20 AM

Hey guys I just ordered a 100 inch screen for my mirror projector and the goal is to play some retro games larger than life!  I bought a hdmi upscaler, which I thought would do the trick so I can go from rca (all my stuff is modded) to hdmi.  But there seems to be a lag (which is no fun).  Ok so I will be getting the retron77 as soon as it comes out, but what about NES?  I don't think I want the retron5 (it's expensive and I don't really play those newer systems)  I saw the retroN 1 hd, seems like a good deal at 40 bucks, but do any of you have any others?  Or anyone have any good ideas on projecting games?  Thanks in advance!



#2 AtariBrian

AtariBrian

    Orange Member

  • Member
  • 291 posts

Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:02 AM

 

I think rgt 85's video may have swayed me to the Hyperkin because of the switchable aspect ratio (which I would not be able to change on my projector), but still interested in your guys thoughts.



#3 AtariBrian

AtariBrian

    Orange Member

  • Member
  • 291 posts

Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:09 AM

Ahh but the colors are all wrong and the video is not as nice, what to do....................................



#4 RickR

RickR

    The Don

  • Member
  • 4,990 posts

Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:36 AM

I'd look into a different upscaler. There should be no lag.

#5 Starbuck66

Starbuck66

    Pretzel Member

  • Member
  • 304 posts

Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:44 AM

One nice thing about the Retron 5 is you can play ROMS on it. It’s a bit involved because you have to patch the ROMS as IPS files, but a nice bonus that might make it worth it. It also supports wireless controllers from 8bitdo, not sure if that’s something of interest?

If you’re really just looking for NES though might be worth the extra coin to go with a Retro USB AVS?

http://www.retrousb....698bfa25479d136
  • atarilbc and AtariBrian like this

#6 kamakazi20012

kamakazi20012

    Pear Member

  • Member
  • 1,028 posts

Posted 30 October 2017 - 04:56 PM

I was going to suggest this:

 

https://www.lukiegam...ole-silver.html

 

But I am not sure if that is the one in the video or not.  The Retron 5, even if it is costly, can also play some handheld games out of the box.  It actually supports most cartridge-based systems of the past.  I don't want one but I do like what it tries to do.


  • AtariBrian likes this

#7 AtariBrian

AtariBrian

    Orange Member

  • Member
  • 291 posts

Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:27 AM

Ok I came up with a solution.  I set up my raspberry pi with stella, a nes, snes and arcade emulator.  Loaded a bunch or roms and now I wait till tomorrow for the big screen delivery.  Is the only upscaler that is any good is the framemeister?  I think mine was like 20 bucks.....  but hey I guess I can use it to convert VHS to hdmi.


  • Starbuck66 likes this

#8 Starbuck66

Starbuck66

    Pretzel Member

  • Member
  • 304 posts

Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:55 AM

I haven’t seen a good mid range upscaler... it seems like the only options are the cheap ones or the wallet busting Framemeister.
  • Justin likes this

#9 CrossBow

CrossBow

    Strawberry Member

  • Member
  • 91 posts

Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:23 PM

There is the OSSC though it isn't cheap either, but it isn't quite as expensive as the Framemeister. Also, the OSSC would require some additional adapters as it only has inputs for component, VGA, and SCART I believe. It is that reason alone that I haven't invested into the OSSC and still stick with my separate converters I use. Though the lag isn't too bad at like 4 to 6 fames per second according to 240p test suite. Even less when I do the manual lag test since over the years I've essentially become accustomed to it and just naturally compensate for it. 


  • Justin likes this




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users